NLEX Corporation wants to ensure that its expressways are safe and in good condition. This is why the company has started the pavement maintenance works at the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX).
The said maintenance works involve asphalt overlay and patching along the 109,886 square meter section of NLEX. Road repairs are also being implemented at SCTEX’s 31,600 square meter section. The company added that the ongoing maintenance aims to be completed by June 2021.
NLEX-SCTEX pavement repairs is to ensure roads are safe
NLEX Corporation President and General Manager J. Luigi Bautista said that the pavement maintenance repairs are done annually to ensure a safe driving experience.
“Every year, we repave our roads portion by portion to make sure our motorists continue to experience safe and efficient travel. Our engineers regularly inspect the expressway and do the necessary repairs before serious damage takes place,” Bautista said.
NLEX Corp. says it regularly inspects its expressway network
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Motorists should expect lane closures during the duration of the pavement maintenance works. NLEX Corp. added that “signs and other warning devices are also installed to guide motorists passing the repair sites.”
Aside from pavement maintenance works, safety repairs are also being undertaken at Pau Bridge in NLEX San Simon, Pampanga. Similar repairs are also taking place at Gumain Bridge in SCTEX Floridablanca, Pampanga. Works include repair of concrete plinth, replacement of bearing pad, and realignment of expansion joint.
In addition, renovations of two rest areas in SCTEX Floridablanca are now completed, including the installation of lamp posts and perimeter lights. The company said that it aims to provide motorists with safe, clean, and orderly facilities.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar led the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road project inspection in Caloocan
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), on the other hand, announced early this year that it is fast-tracking the construction of the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road project. The said project is targeted to be completed by the end of the year.
It will feature an 8-km., 4-lane elevated toll road that will pass through C3 road in Caloocan, Abad Santos, Blumentritt, Dimasalang, España, and Magsaysay Boulevard, terminating at Skyway Stage 3 near the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Sta. Mesa.
The travel time between NLEX and SLEX is said to be reduced from two hours to 20 minutes once the elevated toll road is opened to motorists.
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